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Obituary: David Paul Goode

David Paul Goode, 1955-2020

David Paul Goode, founder and president of Ogden-based GOODE Ski Technologies, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, while taking part in one of his many passions, piloting his airplane.

Dave had a distinguished career in both the snow and water ski industries as a creative innovator of carbon-based products that brought cutting-edge advancements to both sports.

Dave was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he attended Andover High School, graduating in 1973. At age 19, Dave achieved his dream of joining the U.S. Ski Team. After suffering a serious ankle injury, Dave focused his energy on design improvements to snow ski products and founded his first company, SAC, a ski accessory company. He soon received his first patent, the first of twenty in his lifetime, for the Racer Spacer and began traveling around the country selling his products from his van, selling over one million units in the first year. He next began working on improvements to ski poles, where his design concepts and use of advanced materials revolutionized the product. Today, GOODE ski poles continue to hold a third of the retail market and half of the rental market.

Dave then combined what he learned in the snow ski industry with his passion for water skiing to introduce the world’s first carbon-fiber water ski. Within a few years of entering the market, Dave’s skis held both the Men’s and Women’s world slalom records, and have held a world record continuously for over twenty years. A sponsor of water ski events and athletes around the world, Dave and his company have been a consistent influence in, and supporter of, the sport. While serving as the title sponsor of the GOODE U.S. Water Ski National Championships for over 20 years, GOODE water skis have won more national slalom titles than all other manufacturers combined.

In 1999, Dave married the love of his life, Dawn Itin, and in 2004, they moved GOODE Ski Technologies to Ogden, Utah, where they set about expanding the company. Dave and Dawn immediately immersed themselves in the community, helping to transform Ogden into the outdoor industry hub that it is today.

A 2014 USA Water Ski Hall of Fame Award Distinction recipient, and a member of the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame, Dave was an accomplished international competitor in both water skiing and snow skiing, most recently winning the downhill event at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Masters National Speed Series, and a bronze medal in trick skiing at the Senior Pan American Water Ski Championships.

A quick friend and generous mentor, Dave will be remembered for his kindness and endless support to many.

Dave is survived by his beloved wife, Dawn, his parents Paul and Mimi Goode, one sister; Barb Drndak (John), his children Michael David Goode and Lisa Goode McHugh (John), his stepchildren Whitney Hebard Felkl (Hans) and Gregory Robert Hebard (Adrianna), and his granddaughters Maple Julia McHugh and Sunny Elizabeth Hebard, with a new addition on its way. A celebration of life is being planned for late winter 2020.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that in memory of Dave, donations be made to The Barrow Neurological Institute (www.Supportbarrow.org) and The Community Foundation of Ogden Valley (www.cfovoverdrive.org).

Condolences may be sent to the family here.

 

Dave Goode, 1955 – 2020

It is with a heavy heart that GOODE Skis announces the passing of its founder and president, Dave Goode.

Dave, 64, died Wednesday while taking part in one of his many passions, piloting his airplane.

Through his numerous technological advancements in both water skiing and snow skiing, and financial support of countless events and athletes in both sports, Dave touched the lives of thousands of people by helping them, and the sports they love, push the limits of performance.

A 2014 USA Water Ski Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recipient and member of the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame, Dave was an accomplished international competitor in both sports, recently winning the downhill event at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Masters National Speed Series and earning a bronze medal in trick skiing at the Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships.

Dave leaves behind his beloved wife Dawn, parents Paul and Mimi, children Michael Goode, Lisa Goode McHugh (John), Whitney Hebard Felkl (Hans), Gregory Hebard (Adrianna), and granddaughters Maple Julia McHugh and Sunny Elizabeth Hebard.

2019 GOODE Year in Review

Regina sets new world record of 4.5 at 41 off

Regina Jaquess set a new Women’s World slalom record of 4.5 buoys at 41 feet off Saturday, July 6th, at Lyman Land in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The new mark tops her own previous record of 4 at 41 off (also set on a GOODE XTR) and is the ninth Women’s World slalom record of her career. The IWWF approved the record on July 18th.

Watch the video above to see the record-setting round. Click here to watch the official boat video of her 41-off pass.

Martin Kolman takes overall gold, Regina Jaquess, Adam Sedlmajer and Jamie Metcalfe medal

Martin Kolman won the 2019 Mens Overall World Championship title in August and the “World’s Best Skier” mantle that comes with it.

Martin, who not only skis on GOODE slalom and trick skis but is employed by the company as pro team coordinator and ski tester, took home gold by edging fellow GOODE teammate Adam Sedlmajer, 2,769.11 points to 2,728.49 points, respectively. Joel Poland (2,717.30) took third.
Martin also earned a bronze in Mens tricks with 11,310 points behind Patricio Font (11,740) and Pierre Ballon (11,550).

In Womens slalom Regina Jaquess came up just short of winning her fourth consecutive World slalom title, tying eventual champ Manon Costard with 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the final round. In the ensuing runoff Manon scored 2 buoys at 39, while Regina missed two ball by mere inches to finish with a score of 1 at 39 and the silver medal.

GOODE skier Jaime Metcalfe earned the bronze with a huge score of 1 at 39, helping her cement a No. 7 ranking on the year end IWWF rankings list.

Team GOODE lands 6 skiers in IWWF Elite Top 10

Team GOODE landed 6 skiers in the top 10 of the end-of-the-year IWWF Elite Rankings list – more than any other ski manufacturer. Congrats to Regina, T-Gas, Karen, Jaime, Dane and Ambre!

GOODE skiers win 50% of all U.S. National slalom titles

GOODE skiers won U.S. National titles in 15 of the 30 slalom divisions contested at the 77th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Dating back to 2012, GOODE skiers have now won more U.S. National slalom titles – 129 out of 237 – than all other manufacturers combined.

Congratulations to the following 2019 US. National slalom champions:

  • Girls 1 – Alexia Abelson
  • Women 1 – Jenna Morgan
  • Women 4 – Gail Case
  • Women 5 – Alison Poulsen
  • Women 6 – Joy Kelley
  • Women 10 – Mary Parcheta
  • Open Women – Regina Jaquess
  • Boys 3 – Griffin Stange
  • Men 3 – Shelby Coke
  • Men 4 – Chris Clark
  • Men 5 – Tim Huston
  • Men 6 – Jack Mills
  • Men 7 – Steve Raphael (tie)
  • Men 8 – Jeff Wiswall
  • Master Men – Greg Sund

Additional highlights of GOODE Nationals week included Regina Jaquess taking the Women’s slalom crown at the America’s Cup, and GOODE skiers comprising six of the Elite Eight and three (Greg Sund, Greg Badal and Jeremy Newby-Ricci) of the Final Four at the Big Dawg Tour Championships. Greg Sund ultimately finished second to champion Jeff Rodgers.

For full GOODE Nationals results, click here.

GOODE skiers claim 8 medals at Senior Pan Am Championships

GOODE skiers took home eight medals at October’s Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships in Bujama, Peru. The event featured international 3-event competition in four age divisions: 35+, 45+, 55+ and 65+.

Carol Brooks and Dave Phillips led the way for Team GOODE, winning gold medals in Women 55+ and Men 55+ slalom, respectively.

Also medaling in slalom were Renee Jaquess (silver, Women 35+), Alberto Soares (silver, Men 45+), Luca Mantegazza (bronze, Men 35+), Adriana Dementereco (bronze, Women 45+), and Daniel Anderson (bronze, Men 55+).

And in tricks, GOODE Skis founder and president Dave Goode took home the bronze medal in Men 55+.

For full results, click here.

XTRcc and 9970cc: Two legendary shapes supercharged with revolutionary Carbon Core technology

The biggest technological leap forward water skiing has seen since the introduction of carbon fiber skis is now featured in two of the most legendary skis ever made.

GOODE’s revolutionary Carbon Core is the centerpiece of two new-for 2020 ski models: the XTRcc and the 9970cc.

The innovative Carbon Core drastically increases durability while giving it enhanced performance characteristics that can best be described as “supercharged.”  The softer flex made possible by the ultra-strong core combines effortless, symmetrical turns with quicker rebound that leads to increased side-to-side speed.  And the thinner profile allows the ski to ride slightly deeper in the water, creating a stable, predictable ride throughout the course.

“The ski seems to settle in, drop in and it’s fast out of the buoy so it kinda combines both worlds,” says Dave Miller. “Fast, easy yet very connected to the water and stable.”

“The carbon core ski is amazing,” adds Chet Raley. “For my money the carbon core ski is a winner in every way.”

The XTRcc and 9970cc join the first carbon-core ski in GOODE’s lineup – the ReVOcc – which was released at the 77th GOODE U.S. Water Ski National Championships last August.

“After seeing how the Carbon Core performed in the ReVOcc, we knew we were really on to something that was going to move this sport forward and help skiers get more buoys,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “This new core technology takes skis that were already very, very good to a whole new level.”

 

 

 

 

 

Team GOODE lands 6 skiers in IWWF Elite Top 10

Team GOODE landed 6 skiers in the top 10 of the end-of-the-year IWWF Elite Rankings list – more than any other ski manufacturer. Congrats to Regina, T-Gas, Karen, Jaime, Dane and Ambre!

California Pro Am underway

The California Pro Am is underway at Diablo Shores in Brentwood, Calif.

Amateur skiers kick off the event today, while the pros will hit the water Saturday. The head-to-head finals for both groups will be held Sunday.

Pro GOODE skiers expected to compete include Regina Jaquess, Thomas Degasperi, Dane Mechler, Karen Truelove, Daniel Odvarko, Brian Detrick, and Adam Sedlmajer. In the Masters Men event Kevin Bishop, Greg Badal, Mark Measci and more will ski for Team GOODE.  Both Regina and Greg are defending champions in their respective divisions.

For more info, including schedule, running orders and online webcast, visit caproam.com.

Martin Kolman takes overall gold, Regina Jaquess, Adam Sedlmajer and Jamie Metcalfe medal

2019 Mens World Overall Champion Martin Kolman (center), silver medalist Adam Sedlmajer (left) and third-place finisher Joel Poland.

Martin Kolman won the 2019 Mens Overall World Championship title on Sunday and the “World’s Best Skier” mantle that comes with it.

Martin, who not only skis on GOODE slalom and trick skis but is employed by the company as pro team coordinator and ski tester, took home gold by edging fellow GOODE teammate Adam Sedlmajer, 2,769.11 points to 2,728.49 points, respectively. Joel Poland (2,717.30) took third.

Martin also earned a bronze in Mens tricks with 11,310 points behind Patricio Font (11,740) and Pierre Ballon (11,550).

In Womens slalom Regina Jaquess came up just short of winning her fourth consecutive World slalom title, tying eventual champ Manon Costard with 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the final round. In the ensuing runoff Manon scored 2 buoys at 39, while Regina missed two ball by mere inches to finish with a score of 1 at 39 and the silver medal.

GOODE skier Jamie Metcalfe earned the bronze with a huge score of 1 at 39. Currently the No. 8 ranked skier on the IWWF Elite rankings list, the New Zealander is expected to receive quite a boost when the rankings are updated with points from Worlds.

In Men’s slalom, five of the 12 finalists were on GOODE, with Dane Mechler finishing fourth to post the highest finish for Team GOODE. Dane was the top seed heading into the final round and beautifully withstood the pressure by roping an amazing 39 off to get a chance to challenge the three skiers who sat in the lead with 2 at 41 off. After falling while heading to two ball it looked as if he was going to finish with a score of 1 at 41, but the judges determined that he missed his gates so his final score was 0 at 41 off.

Joel Howley emerged from the three way runoff with Freddie Winter (2nd) and Will Asher (3rd) to earn his first world title.

In the team competition, Canada – aided by Team GOODE skier Dorien Llewellyn – edged the United States, 8,025.87 to 8,019.55 points, to claim the team gold. France earned the bronze with 7,933.50 points.

For full results, click here.

10 GOODE skiers advance to worlds finals

More than a third of skiers who advanced to the slalom finals at the 35th Water Ski World Championships in Putrajaya, Malaysia, belong to Team GOODE as Dane Mechler earned the top seed in Mens slalom and Regina Jaquess snagged the No. 2 seed in the Women’s event.

Dane will be joined in Sunday’s finals by fellow GOODE teammates Brian Detrick (3rd seed), Thomas Degasperi (4th), Brando Caruso (5th), Adam Sedlmajer (12th).

The Womens slalom finals will take place Saturday, when Regina will be joined by Ambre Franc (5th), Jamie Metcalfe (6th) and Alice Bagnoli (9th).

In Mens tricks Martin Kolman qualified as the 4th seed for Saturday’s final round.

Scores and schedules are available here, while the online broadcast is available here.

 

 

 

GOODE skiers win 50% of all U.S. National slalom titles

GOODE skiers won U.S. National titles in 15 of the 30 slalom divisions contested at the 77th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Dating back to 2012, GOODE skiers have now won more U.S. National slalom titles – 129 out of 237 – than all other manufacturers combined.

Congratulations to the following 2019 US. National slalom champions:

  • Girls 1 – Alexia Abelson
  • Women 1 – Jenna Morgan
  • Women 4 – Gail Case
  • Women 5 – Alison Poulsen
  • Women 6 – Joy Kelley
  • Women 10 – Mary Parcheta
  • Open Women – Regina Jaquess
  • Boys 3 – Griffin Stange
  • Men 3 – Shelby Coke
  • Men 4 – Chris Clark
  • Men 5 – Tim Huston
  • Men 6 – Jack Mills
  • Men 7 – Steve Raphael (tie)
  • Men 8 – Jeff Wiswall
  • Master Men – Greg Sund

Additional highlights of GOODE Nationals week included Regina Jaquess taking the Women’s slalom crown at the America’s Cup, and GOODE skiers comprising six of the Elite Eight and three (Greg Sund, Greg Badal and Jeremy Newyby-Ricci) of the Final Four at the Big Dawg Tour Championships. Greg Sund ultimately finished second to champion Jeff Rodgers.

For full GOODE Nationals results, click here.

It’s difficult to track hundreds of skiers across multiple lakes over the course of five days of action, so if we failed to include you in the list above, or mistakenly did so, please accept our apologies and email us the details at team@goode.com.